Thursday, 03 January 2013
New in nails
Keep your finger on the trends
Written by Fiona HicksNails are having a moment. From dark, seductive shades to fun and flirty foils, fingertips are no longer an afterthought - they are taking centre stage.
You can be the ultimate girl in pearls with delicate little studs, indulge your edgy side with textured polish, or give yourself a luxury home manicure with the latest gadgets.
Feeling especially daring? Do something different with every digit...
‘Branwen’s Feather’ Nail Lacquer
For dark, vamp-ish nails with depth and shine, £13, Butter London: www.butterlondon.com
Crystal Nail File
Smooth and shape with this elegant nail accessory, £12,50, Leighton Denny: www.johnlewis.com
3 Piece The Stone Tones Concrete Collection
Dare to be different with textured nails. Also available in ‘Leather’ and ‘Feathers’, £21.25, Nails Inc: www.qvcuk.com
‘Barre My Soul’ Nail Lacquer
Be pretty and polished with this delicate shade, £11, OPI: www.lenawhite.co.uk
Pearl Nail Studs
Treat yourself to pedicure with these and you'll be a girl in pearls to the very tips of your toes, £5.99, Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique: www.johnlewis.com
SensatioNail Starter Kit
Give yourself a salon-worthy manicure in the comfort of your own home, £60, SensatioNail: www.boots.com
Feel The C Pampering Hand & Nail Spa
A wonderfully big pot for wonderfully pampered nails and hands, £13.40, Yes To Carrots: www.victoriahealth.com
‘Multi Floral Pop Art’ Instant Manicure
Fun, easy to apply and chip-free! £5.99, NailEase: www.amazon.co.uk
Daily tip from the lady archive
"NEW clothes are the most wonderful tonic in the world. The meekest of women going out for the first time in her new hat and suit will achieve a feeling of jauntiness which comes from her deep inner satisfaction."The Lady. Keep Joy In Your Clothes. 18th January, 1934